U.S. embassy encourages Russians to apply for American visas in Ukraine

Residents of Russia can obtain visas to America at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, reported on the website of the U.S. embassy in Ukraine.

“Those who live in Russia but could not apply for a U.S. visa in time can apply for one in Kyiv. Applicants do not have to be residents of Ukraine in order to get a visa, but must physically be in Ukraine to apply and receive the visa, because we cannot accept applications from residents through the mail if they are outside of Ukraine’s borders,” the report says.

Applicants must show a Ukrainian address – whether a hotel, office, or relatives – when making an appointment for an interview.

Since August 23, United States has suspended the issuance of nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia. As reported, since September 1, 2017, interviews for the purpose of receiving nonimmigrant U.S. visas are being held only in the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Interviews for nonimmigrant visas at the U.S. consulates in St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and Vladivostok have been suspended until further notice.

Residents in the Russian-annexed Crimea must also apply for a U.S. visa in Kyiv.

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